The Local Address Table stores a list of the computers (denoted by specific IP addresses or broader IP address ranges) on your internal network that can be communicated with using regular network routing. This is typically a range of computers in a LAN environment behind an inner firewall. If you already have or are to add a multi-homed computer (one with two network connections and IP addresses) within your mSuite environment, it is the Local Address Table that will determine which is the correct IP to communicate with in all circumstances. Failure to specify the range of addresses in the LAT that define your internal network will mean mSuite may fail in some way wherever there is an instance of a multi-homed machine as part of the mSuite environment because the LAT makes sure that internal machines will use a multi-home PC's internal IP address and external machines will use a multi-homed PC's external address.
There is only one entry in the Local Address Table and this is created during the installation, it is called "Global LAT". By default, it contains just one entry - 0.0.0.0 - meaning all IP addresses.
Note: If your system is working correctly then do not modify the LAT.
Note: The LAT may need to be modified in the following circumstances
|•||If there is more than one network that communicates from any machine running the CMS (includes remote consoles) to internal servers, then these networks should be added to the LAT table.|
|•||If network addresses are changed.|
Running the Local Address Table Configuration Wizard
|1.||In the navigation pane of the mSuite Administration Console, select Configuration > Local Address Table. The action pane will display the available LAT tables, by default there is one called Global LAT.|
|2.||Right mouse click Global LAT and choose Configuration Wizard from the pop-up menu.|
|3.||Click Next to display the General Settings configuration screen:|
|4.||Name: Do not change the name as there is no reason to do so|
|5.||New: To add a new entry, click New|
|6.||Modify: To modify an existing entry, select the entry in the main window and then click Modify|
|7.||Delete: To delete an existing entry, select the entry in the main window and then click Delete|
|8.||When adding a new entry or modifying and existing entry, a dialog is displayed to allow the network details to be set. Enter an IP address or range. To allow mSuite/mDesign Server communications to ranges of internal network IP addresses, use zeros to denote the extent of the range. For example, to allow internal (Local Area Network) communications to all computers in the 192.168.xxx.xxx range, enter an IP Address of 192.168.0.0 in this dialog. Match the Subnet Mask to that of the appropriate section of your Local Area Network too, using wildcard zeros in the Subnet Mask to correspond with the wildcard zeros used to define the IP Address range - in the example above, the Subnet Mask would be 255.255.0.0|
|9.||Click Next to continue, then click Finish to complete the task.|